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Old 01 May 2008, 12:22 AM
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Looking good

Where did you get the roof rail delete trim from?
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Old 01 May 2008, 12:54 AM
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roof rail delete came from my wagon I am breaking.. it was an early one when the roof rails were an option.. and it had none
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Old 03 May 2008, 08:41 PM
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picked up most of my of rest of my suspension parts from Mocom yesterday, only waiting for the alloy arm adapters and a replacment bolt.


Superflex have sent me a replacement bush free of charge too

took both the wings off last night, totally changes its appearance


saves almost 6kgs too



put my front shocks together too


but mostly so far this weekend I have been avoiding putting the rocker cover on! I've spent hours cleaning all the sealer from both the cover and head, I really don't want to have to do it again



its all cleaned up and ready to go...
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Oh the new black side lights arrived on Tuesday. I'm happy with how it looks.

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Don't think them tesco tyres will last very long
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Old 03 May 2008, 10:25 PM
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Don't think them tesco tyres will last very long
get extra club card points though
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Old 03 May 2008, 10:27 PM
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looking good mate
cheers dazzlers
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made a little progress this afternoon; got the struts on and front braided lines fitted...



top mounts need a bit of adjustment though



I got a little distracted and knocked up an fire extinguisher bracket and for less than 20 ended up with this

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last update for today, attached the drop link replacements and unfastened the lower control arm...stuck hard though so I'll be applying WD liberally tonight and hopefully they will come off easily tomorrow


Thought I'd find out the weight difference between the wishbones...



Just over 2kg's a side can't be bad
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with the aid of a couple of scaffold poles and a Scott to hold them in place they came off easily



Hopefully the last few bits will arrive very soon, then I can finish putting it back together. I sprayed my OEM rear wing and once its gone off I'll lacquer it...pleased with the results so far.
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Good work. Think I followed your thread over on 22B.com?
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Old 08 May 2008, 11:13 PM
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Good work. Think I followed your thread over on 22B.com?
lol yes; you would have witnessed my steep learning curve
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rubbed down the wing and lacquered it...looks OK but I won't know until tomorrow how its going to look. As I seem to have amassed quite a lot of shiny blue stuff I thought I'd strip my bells and see if I can deal with the bling. We shall see how long it they stay blue




got tomorrow off, I have to get it running tomorrow because its booked into Mocom for a geometry set up on Saturday morning
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What's the benefit of the ally wishbone matey ? I noticed they aren't fitted on my V2 STi.
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What's the benefit of the ally wishbone matey ? I noticed they aren't fitted on my V2 STi.
just weight reduction as far as I know...off to Mocom in a mo so i will ask if they know of any other reasons. I definitely didn't just change them because they look cool. i definitely wouldn't do that
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Originally Posted by trails View Post
just weight reduction as far as I know...off to Mocom in a mo so i will ask if they know of any other reasons. I definitely didn't just change them because they look cool. i definitely wouldn't do that
Are you having your geo done on Saturday morning still ? as I drive by Mocoms in the morning I may pop in and say hi and get mine booked in for its Whiteline goodies
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Originally Posted by 53WRX View Post
Are you having your geo done on Saturday morning still ? as I drive by Mocoms in the morning I may pop in and say hi and get mine booked in for its Whiteline goodies
i am, suspension all fitted, with the exception of the drop links because the fixings are too small so this evening all i have to do it put the brakes back on bleed them, put the wheels on and then stick the rocker cover gasket on



be good to say hello in person

fitted my repainted wing, not the best quality but acceptable for WIP

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I will drop in
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Old 10 May 2008, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 53WRX View Post
I will drop in
suspension is clunking like its going to fall apart so I need to find out what isn't fixed together properly...best laid plans etc etc
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Hope you get it sorted mate, I popped in and was useful none the less
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Originally Posted by 53WRX View Post
Hope you get it sorted mate, I popped in and was useful none the less
cheers

what did you get, what did you get?!?
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replaced my engine mounts today, had to jack the engine up quite a way...looked like a hot rod


I ended up re-using the OEM mounts plates as they were identical to the Group N mounts but had had heat shields welded in place.



Pretty straight forward job except one fixing...it was an absolute bugger to get at


still all the hardship is forgotten now they are in...all I need do now is find out why my struts sounds like its try to escape from the turrets.

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Originally Posted by trails View Post
lol yes; you would have witnessed my steep learning curve
We all have to start somewhere.

Keep up the good work.
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Originally Posted by Schumacher View Post
We all have to start somewhere.

Keep up the good work.
stressfull at times but sooooooo much more rewarding than sitting at a desk everyday
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cheers M444GY, getting there slowly
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so all finished with the engine mounts now, which means everything is back together! I only have two things left to do before I can drive it again

1. Let Mocom sort the Geometry out.

2. Let Mocom sort out a little issue I created by being lazy and using an impact gun to fix the last gearbox cross member fixing. It should look like this;


but now after my fettling it looks like this


I'd like to apologise to Zak and Luke in advance for being a ham fisted **** wit and thank them for coming to pick it up and trailering it back to their premises to un-Ian it With a bit of luck and a tail wind I might even be able to drive it at the weekend
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doh, forgot to post the pics of the gearbox mount it was a tight sqeeze


with the supporting members removed you can see the mounting points that the mount is fixed to the gearbox housing.


new one in place.


everything back together. I can turn the computer off now
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Getting there mate

I was going to ask you on saturday if you were going to fit Whiteline or similar Steering Rack Bushes.

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